On the 7th of February 2009 severe bushfires devastated the Victorian countryside destroying families, homes, whole towns, killing wildlife and lush bush, that day will forever been known as ‘Black Saturday’ the worst natural disaster to hit Victoria, Australia.
“The Black Saturday bushfires, were a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of Victoria on and around Saturday 7 February 2009 during extreme bushfire-weather conditions, resulting in Australia’s highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. 173 people died as a result of the fires and 414 were injured.
As many as 400 individual fires were recorded on 7 February. Following the events of 7 February 2009, that date has since been referred to as Black Saturday.” [continue reading…]
Springing back to life
This was taken on the rocks at Mooloolaba, Queensland. I was experimenting with long exposures to create a dreamy effect with the crashing waves, however the photograph is lacking warmth and unfortunately in Mooloolaba the Sun sets in the opposite direction to the open seas, so the lighting was very cool.
On the Rocks - Mooloolaba, Queensland
This was taken back in September 2009 when I was in Toulouse, France. It was near a small Cafe that served awesome crepes with whipped cream about 20cm high off the plate :), and the Cafe was right on the road, so I had the chance to experiment a bit with my camera settings, while I ate these delicious crepes!
The back streets of Toulouse at night (HDR)
Just saw the Blue Moon rise over the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
“A blue moon is a thirteenth full moon in a year. Most years have twelve full moons which occur approximately monthly, but in addition to those twelve full lunar cycles, each solar calendar year contains an excess of roughly eleven days compared to the lunar year of 12 lunations.” [Read the full Wikipedia article]
Blue Moon rising over the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, Australia
I was in Queensland recently and stayed in Mooloolaba for a few days. This photo is actually 2 in 1, because I did a little layer masking to get the Mooloolaba in and not washed out by the car headlights! By the way, the only way to get a good angle for the writing, which is on the road, is to stand on the road, so I held up that car (in the photo), however the headlights made a great feature :P !
Main Street in the town of Mooloolaba - Mooloolaba, Queensland